Degraded forests in Eastern Africa [electronic resource] : management and restoration / edited by Frans Bongers and Timm Tennigkeit.

London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010.
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Forest conservation -- Africa, Eastern.
Forest degradation -- Africa, Eastern.
Sustainable forestry -- Africa, Eastern.
Electronic books.
Forest degradation as a result of logging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics. It leads to loss in soil fertility, water resources and biodiversity, as well as contributes to climate change. Efforts are therefore required to try to minimize further degradation and restore tropical forests in a sustainable way. This is the first research-based book to examine this problem in East Africa. The specific focus is on the forests of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, but the lessons learned are shown to be applicable to neighbouring c
Front Cover; Degraded Forests in Eastern Africa; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Degraded Forests in Eastern Africa: Introduction: Frans Bongers and Timm Tennigkeit; 2. Forest Resources and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Management and Conservation in Ethiopia: Demel Teketay, Mulugeta Lemenih, Tesfaye Bekele, Yonas Yemshaw, Sisay Feleke, Wubalem Tadesse, Yitebetu Moges, Tesfaye Hunde and Demeke Nigussie; 3. Forests and Forestry in Uganda: Joseph Obua and Jacob Godfrey Agea
4. Forests and Forestry in Tanzania: Shabani A. O. Chamshama and Vincent G. Vyamana5. Composition, Structure and Regeneration of Miombo Forest at Kitulangalo, Tanzania: John A. F. Obiri, John B. Hall and John R. Healey; 6. Church Forests - Relics of Dry Afromontane Forests of Northern Ethiopia: Opportunities and Challenges for Conservation and Restoration: Alemayehu Wassie, Frans Bongers, Frank J. Sterck and Demel Teketay
7. Incense Woodlands in Ethiopia and Eritrea: Regeneration Problems and Restoration Possibilities: Abrham Abiyu, Frans Bongers, Abeje Eshete, Kindeya Gebrehiwot, Mengistie Kindu, Mulugeta Lemenih, Yitebitu Moges, Woldeselassie Ogbazghi and Frank J. Sterck8. Vegetation Variation in Forest-Woodland-Savanna Mosaics in Uganda and its Implication for Conservation: Grace Nangendo, Frans Bongers, Hans ter Steege andAlfred De Gier; 9. The Role of Plantation Forests in Fostering Ecological Restoration: Experiences from East Africa: Mulugeta Lemenih and Frans Bongers
10. Future Options for Maesopsis: Agroforestry Asset or Conservation Catastrophe?: John B. Hall11. Single-Tree Management Models: Maesopsis eminii: Thomas Buchholz, Timm Tennigkeit and Axel Weinreich; 12. Silvicultural Management of Community Forests towards Multiple Uses in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia: Girma Amente, Jürgen Huss, Timm Tennigkeit and Yonas Yemshaw
13. Juniperus procera (Cupressaceae) in Afromontane Forests in Ethiopia: From Tree Growth and Population Dynamics to Sustainable Forest Use: Frank J. Sterck, Camille Couralet, Grace Nangendo, Alemayehu Wassie, Yishak Sahle, Ute Sass-Klaassen, Lars Markesteijn, Tesfaye Bekele and Frans Bongers14. Degradation, Species Invasion and Management Responsibility in Tanzanian Dry Forests: What Do Local People Say?: John A. F. Obiri, John B. Hall and John R. Healey; 15. Forest Dynamics in Southwest Ethiopia: Interfaces between Ecological Degradation and Resource Enrichment: K. Freerk Wiersum
16. Conditions for Sustainable Forest Management in Community Forestry: A Case Study from the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia: Julia Schmitt
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bongers, Frans.
Tennigkeit, Timm.
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